Peter B wrote:
My Wave and Getaway are side-by-side. Both have floats that are the same size. Since I have you on the hook, I'm wondering what I was doing wrong trying to get the boat upright. I had it quartered into the wind. Had a stiff breeze but could not break the sail away from the water surface.
I am very surprised that you could sink your bob under. On my Getaway, the bob is very bouyant and the mast hardly touches the water at all (except right at the attachment point of the bob). Righting for me is a different story. I am only about 150 soaking wet and can barely get the mast out of the water without a righting bucket. With two people it is a piece of cake. This may be a dumb question but are you unhooking your main sail from the block? When I capsize, I always roll up the jib and unhook the main sail. It makes it easier for me to right it this way.
BTW, when you capsize your boat, don't be afraid to inspect your hulls, mast, and bob before you try to right it. Last summer I noticed my bob was loose and with a closer inspection, I only had one screw left in! The others must have rattled out over the course of the summer. Blue loctite is a must to prevent lost screws.